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Observation by Andrew Paterson: Venus in the Evening Sky

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Andrew Paterson

Observer

Andrew Paterson

Observed

2021 Apr 22 - 19:30

Uploaded

2021 Apr 23 - 14:14

Objects

Venus

Equipment
  • Canon G7X
Exposure

1/125s F4.0 ISO 125

Location

Hill Head Shore Fareham

Target name

Venus

Title

Venus in the Evening Sky

About this image

Venus passed through superior conjunction on March 26 and is now some 7 degrees east of the Sun. It was visible with binoculars at an altitude of 2 degrees 25 minutes after local sunset. It is (I hope) visible in this severely cropped image in the upper central part of the image above the tallest of the trees, about twice the height of the upper seagull! I suspect the conjunction of Venus and Mercury on April 26 will be hard to observe, but Venus and Mercury should both be well placed as we move into May.

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